Anatomy for Figurative Artists: Major Muscle Masses

Anatomy for Figurative Artists: Major Muscle Masses

ONLINE on Zoom and Facebook | July 5th Tuesdays 9-12 MST x 8 weeks | 10am-1pm Arizona Time (Mountain Standard Time)


Alicia N. Ponzio is an experienced figurative sculptor and instructor, as well as the former director of Anatomy and Ecorche Programs at the Florence Academy of Art. She has taught artistic anatomy extensively to 2D and 3D artists as well as at Pixar Studios and The University of Calgary Medical School. Alicia creates figurative compositions in bronze, often using her knowledge of anatomy to work from imagination. 

This course is designed to offer students information that applies directly to their artistic practice and further their understanding of the forms that are inherent in the human body. The course is designed to be taken either on its own as a study of the muscular masses of the human form.

Each week, Alicia will begin with a lecture using visual media to illustrate the concepts discussed. After the lecture, Alicia will narrate a pre-recorded demo showing how to complete the homework assignment for the week. For the final hour, Alicia will offer feedback to those students who have submitted homework. Between lectures, students may submit questions or engage in discussions on the private Facebook Group established for the class. The Facebook group will also be used to submit images of student homework; and Alicia will publish notes and useful images there as well.